• J.B. Young K-8
    Principal: Marianne Corbin
    Associate Principal: Kristin Huggins
    1702 Main Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 326-4432
    Fax: (563) 326-1165

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Jaguar Quote of the Week


    “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

    Booker T. Washington

    What obstacles have you overcome in your life?  What strategies will you use to overcome future obstacles? Read more

    Jaguar Student-Athletes of the Week


    8th Grade BasketballKenya Clay has had an outstanding start to her basketball season.  She scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds against Muscatine West.  She has also played excellent defense, recording 1 block and 3 steals in that same game.


    7th Grade Basketball – Rionna Yancy has scored 52 points through three games.  By playing great defense, Rionna has created many opportunities for breakaway lay-ups.  According to Coach Greg Thissen, “She has been our spark.  We look to her to create offensive opportunities with her defense.”


    8th Grade Wrestling – Devante Johnson has won all four of his matches this season by pin.  He was also elected team captain by Coaches Nemecek and Shumaker.


    7th Grade Wrestling – Jonathan Brown scored the Jaguar’s first victory of the night at a recent meet in Clinton.  He pinned his opponent by using the “Cow Catcher” move.




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    November Optimist Award Winners

    Congratulations to the November nominees for the Morning Optimist Awards.  The following students were recognized by their teachers for outstanding social and life skills:  Kamarha Sigler (K); M’Lynn Fredriksen (1); Kamari Carter (2); Nicholas Walker (3); Marshawn Brown (4); Jaleea Jones (5); Alexis Stovall and Emmarion Ellis (6); Alyssa Lindsay and KeaVonna Rumley (7); and Ayiana Litt and Mitchell Mlekush (8).  The Morning Optimist Club presented awards and read the kind words from the nominating teachers to each of the students and their proud parents in attendance.

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    6th Grade Students Selected for District Honor Band

    Congratulations to 6th grade students Aria DeFoe and Calvin Moulton, who participated in the district-wide, 6th Grade Honor Band Thursday, November 13th.  Aria and Calvin spending the better part of Thursday in rehearsals, joined by select students from each of the other five intermediate schools. Read more

    Maya Angelou

    Jaguar Quote of the Week


    “Nothing will work unless you do.”Maya Angelou

    What does this quote mean to you?

    Who was Maya Angelou, and what can we learn from her? Read more

    November Parent Newsletter and Calendars

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    Lit Fest

    5th Grade Attends Children’s Literature Festival

    All 5th graders in Ms. Anderson’s class had a wonderful opportunity to attend the Children’s Literature Festival on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014. Students were transported to the Davenport River Center via CitiBus. This was the 31st year of the David R. Collins Children’s Literature Festival. This year the cost was $5 but it was paid for by a Great Minds Grant. While at the CLF, students met different authors and attended four workshops. We met Nathan Hale- he was the featured speaker, a writer & illustrator of children’s books including the Hazardous Tales series, Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack, the sequel. He could draw pictures illustrating everything he told us. Ryan Collin-a poetry writer, had each student write and some shared a poem they created. Belinda Holbrook-the author of String Stories, taught children how to tell stories using strings, which they were given to take home. Sarah Prineas- the author Read more

    TAG Students Participate in Mock Trial Event

    Ten J.B. Young students participated in a Mock Trial event Saturday, October 25th, at the Scott County Courthouse.  Mock trial is designed to introduce students to our legal system by providing a challenging, academic competition. The program offered students an opportunity for personal growth and achievement, emphasizing the importance of research, presentation, and teamwork. J.B. Young’s 7-8th grade students met three days a week during 8th period and learned about contemporary public issues and our legal system. This year, more than 2,000 students from across Iowa participated. There were a total of 16 teams that competed in the Davenport Regional this past Saturday, three went on to the state competition. Congratulations to those students who worked hard in preparation for his competition:  Izzy Peterson, Shyisha Hodges, Leanna Soots, Molly Galant, Christian Koehler, Isabel Buchana, Aiyana Litt, Kioni Litt, Ivy Hoffmaster, and Lynzie Durr.

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    J.B. Orchestra Student Selected to Honors Festival

    Congratulations to Kaia Colvin, an 8th Grade Orchestra student at J.B. Young, who was selected to play in the Iowa Junior Honors Orchestra Festival.  Kaia, a violinist, will travel to Ames on November 21st to perform with other attendees.  All of the staff and students of J.B. Young are very proud of Kaia and wish her well as she represents our school at such a prestigious festival. Read more

    Optimist Life-Skills Award Winners for October

    Twelve J.B. Young students were recognized for their exhibition of life skills in classrooms and hallways for the month of October.  Each student was nominated by one of their teachers.  The following students were recognized:  King Oreagba (K); Connor Gordon (1); Salvador Sanchez (2); Cecelia Morales (3); Cieara Hayes (4); Calvin Laake (5); Aliiyha Morgan and Logan Hancock (6); Ricky Christian and Luz Pizano (7); and Cavausier Ford and Michael Ozmon (8).  Students were joined by their parents and guardians for the awards, and each family received a picture of the student and their family members.  

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